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Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Chevrolet Malibu

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Chevrolet Malibu is between $410 and $501 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Chevrolet Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Water Pump Replacement
$0 - $0
1997 Chevrolet Malibu Engine: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Head Gasket Replacement
$1435 - $1899
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Headlamp Bulb Replacement
$35 - $50
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Brake Pad Replacement
$173 - $296
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Fuel Pump Replacement
$537 - $767
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Chevrolet Malibu
$
199
to $
1,071
Chevrolet Malibu
$
990
to $
2,270
Chevrolet Malibu
$
39
to $
221
Chevrolet Malibu
$
166
to $
358
Chevrolet Malibu
$
437
to $
968

Chevrolet Malibu Problems

No Start Due to Failed Passlock Sensor

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.

The Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0455/P0461

The fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue. These faults may be caused by a fuel vapor line inside the fuel take interfering with the fuel level sensor. If this is found to be the case, repositioned and securing the vapor line should correct this concern. If no fault is found with the fuel vapor line, the fuel level sensor itself may be at fault.

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.

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Chevrolet Malibu Questions

I smell radiator coolent when I'm driving. (2 answers)

Heater core leaking

How do you replace one of the torsional bars and n the trunk? The front on pop (1 answer)

The bar in the front recently broke and popped.

My car sounds a lot louder than it should when I first start it? Please help! (1 answer)

Everytime I start my car it sounds really loud, not like a car should sound especially in the mornings when it's been off all night. Sometimes it smells like oil or gas coming through the vents when I first start it too.

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Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

Side Curtain Air Bags Do Not Deploy Properly

The side air bag curtain fabric may tear upon deployment, resulting in incomplete protection for occupants in an accident. Dealers will replace the air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Ignition Key May Be Removed Without Transmission Lever Shifted To Park

The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition switch without having the transmission shift lever securely in the park position. This could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Electronic Stability And Anti-lock Brake Control Malfunctions

The vehicle electronic stability control and anti-lock brake controls may fail to operate properly while driving, which may result in a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a replacement electronic brake control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

I bought my 2011 Malibu lt1 with under 70k miles squeeky clean car fax well maintained always on time maintiance a couple days ago I LOVEEEEE IT. I traded my 2007 chevy impala ls for it. The small issue I have is I dont like the looseness in the steering the smallest steering wheel turn wow the car goes there. Steering is extreamly sensitive. And I so wish it was a v6 or v8 and not a 4 cyl. Car...
A comfortable car delivering good fuel economy, low tailpipe emissions, excellent cargo space and reasonable reliability. Despite restyled Malibu models, GM continued to produce this car as a classic model due its desirable size and economy. GM had achieved consistency in manufacturing quality with this model. Virtually all 1999 3.1 liter J-code Malibu's exhibited the same component failures...
My husband and I have been ALL OVER the US in our Malibu and I'm constantly amazed at how well it's held up to so much use (and abuse). It now has almost - 3 1 5,0 0 0 - miles on it and we're finally having to deal with the electrical issue that seems to have so many owners frustrated with replacing one part after another. The issue that's forced us to have to finally do something about it is ...

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